French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.